About Mela - Harborne

Mela describe their restaurant experience as the art of fine dining, and we do not hesitate to agree, especially if you, like us, agree that fine Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine matched by professional service in an environment that exudes restrained elegance qualifies as fine dining. Mela’s Harborne High Street premises are fully-licensed as well, with a great range of fine wine and premium beer available, all paired again with some of Birmingham’s finest Indian cuisine.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am


Mela - Harborne
101-103 High Street, Harborne
Birmingham B17 9NR

Menu Highlights



Onion Bhaji

Sliced onion and potatoes blended with herbs and spices and gram flour.

Sheek Kabab

Mince lamb blended with fresh spices and coriander. Cooked in tandoori.

Tandoori King Prawn

King prawn cooked blended gently with herbs and spices and cooked in tandoor.

More about Mela - Harborne, Birmingham

Mela offers a monthly special that ensures fans of this Harborne High Street Indian restaurant keep coming back for more, and are kept pleasantly surprised when they do. Take, for example, a four course meal for rock bottom prices – a special mixed platter starter, your choice of main course (except seafood), rice or naan, and a coffee or tea to finish. That said, eating in any day of the week is a pleasure, with Mela offering Birmingham’s picky curry lovers a great a la carte and takeaway menu, brimming with signature Indian and Bangladeshi specialties.

Mela’s chefs know a thing or three about the regional specifics of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, and something again about how to use only the freshest ingredients to create beautifully presented dishes. Traditional cooking methods are consistently used in this Harborne High Street kitchen, and the service staff are more than capable of advising diners on the options available. A highlight of the menu is Mela’s tawa, which alone should bring Birmingham’s curious connoisseurs down to this special restaurant. This signature dish takes chicken, lamb, king prawns or vegetables, cooking them with fresh garlic, shallots, mixed bell peppers and a secret tawa sauce. It’s a semi-dry dish bursting with flavour and served sizzling on a tawa dish. Recommended by Mela’s chef, it comes doubly recommended by us.

79 Mela - Harborne Reviews

79 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Danica B.5 days ago · 1 review

The service is always so good here, they make you feel very at home and we asked to make changes in spice and ingredients and nothing was a problem. The food as always was beautiful. So full of flavour and authentic. Along with that it is very well priced. Definitely worth a visit! Loved it!

Teresa L.a month ago · 2 reviews

Really good service and food was really really good , would going again, nothing was too much trouble for the team and have recommended to friends

Alan J.2 months ago · 1 review

First class service and lovely food. We couldn’t fault the restaurant and the meal was at a very good price. We highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a good Indian meal in the Harborne area.